Statement on behalf of Penzance Council and local Cornwall Councillors Tim Dwelly, Jim McKenna and Cornelius Olivier

5th January 2021 in Council News

The flags on Penzance Promenade are usually put up around the time of the Golowan Festival until the end of summer, helping to define our town’s positive spirit and bring joy to those enjoying our wonderful seafront.

The flags which were put up on New Year’s Day have been removed because they were flown without the permission of Cornwall Council or Penzance Council.

We do not fly flags during the winter months when the promenade is often exposed to gusting winds which could damage both the flags and flagpoles themselves.

We are deeply saddened at the offensive and personal comments, including racist abuse, made in response to the removal of the flags; unity and community spirit are needed in these uncertain times rather than division and negativity.

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